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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,747Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 326

$623K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 326

418 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Michigan
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 9,775 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $104 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Michigan
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 433 277 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 368 350 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 316 307 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 283 225 4 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279 247 5 24
SIMVASTATIN 274 225 6 2
METFORMIN HCL 273 231 7 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 260 257 8 84
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 218 214 9 8
LISINOPRIL 208 158 10 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183 179 11 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 183 152 11 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 177 172 13 34
ATENOLOL 170 165 14 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165 131 15 14
GABAPENTIN 164 112 16 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162 150 17 21
SERTRALINE HCL 152 137 18 35
PREDNISONE 150 137 19 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150 133 19 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 138 118 21 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 133 131 22 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126 106 23 20
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 114 90 S2 24 38
NAMENDA 96 96 25 49
LOVASTATIN 94 84 26 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93 75 R 27 111
OXYCODONE HCL 89 52 S2 28 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 84 29 19
PAROXETINE HCL 85 56 30 126
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 80 31 41
CLOPIDOGREL 78 70 32 23
LACTULOSE 77 77 33 144
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 76 51 34 159
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75 72 35 29
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 53 36 127
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71 40 37 59
FENTANYL 67 54 S2 38 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 52 38 77
BACLOFEN 64 0 40 121
FLOVENT HFA 63 52 41 305
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62 62 42 140
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62 62 42 116
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 61 59 44 223
MORPHINE SULFATE 60 46 S2 45 181
DIOVAN 57 57 46 119
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 52 47 69
BUDESONIDE 55 55 48 331
NITROFURANTOIN 55 43 48 192
MISOPROSTOL 55 55 48 331
PEN NEEDLE 54 42 51 67
CARVEDILOL 52 46 52 12
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 51 50 53 233
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51 39 53 244
RANITIDINE HCL 51 47 53 43
TORSEMIDE 51 43 53 113
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 49 57 58
IBUPROFEN 50 37 57 62
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on May 12, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.